[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 14th I recieved 3 letters from Ezra Carter A.D. Boynton And A long letter of 5 full sheets from Elder Allexander Badlam who has arived at San Francisco U. Calafornia. He had met with Samuel Brannon. He had not Commenced getting gold but wrote with a good spirit. Was 100 days from Boston to Francisco.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]